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Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Afluria Quad inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine with Eclipse Needles 25G Winter management page for key Tasmanian winter information and resources Influenza update from Tasmanian Department of Health AIR national due and overdue rules for immunisation updated Have we got the right details for your practice?…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Go into the running to win an $100 book voucher with our after hours survey Winter planning: Seasonal influenza vaccine availability for 2019 Winter planning: New toolkit for flu immunisation providers Winter planning: Tips for your peers PrEP for HIV prevention update Deprescribing update: Podcast…

Presentations and recordings from our recent immunisation events

More than 300 health professionals from across Tasmania recently took part in our 2019 Immunisation Update events in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Dr Leanne Jones, GP director of the Immunisation Coalition, provided an update on the annual Australian influenza statistics, an overview of influenza, vaccine, chronic conditions, those most at risk and practice points. Dr…

Tasmanian practice nurses share lessons from APNA Conference

This year, Primary Health Tasmania made six sponsorships of up to $2000 available to practices nurses from across the state to attend the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association‘s national conference in Adelaide. Ultimately, six practices nurses and one Health Care Homes practice nurse made the trip to South Australia – a professional opportunity that,…

How social groups help third-agers preserve their dignity and pride

“Before, a man would retire at 65, mow the lawn for a year and die,” Rowena MacKean says over a cuppa in the library of her Montagu Bay home. “Now, he lives until 95. It’s so new, to live so long.” How to live well in one’s third age — that is, the period when…